In The Loop August 2018

Angela CornishWelcome to the August edition of In the Loop.

Our special 60th anniversary Conference at Wokefield Hall started with our exciting trip to see the solstice at Stonehenge, one of the most impressive and well known prehistoric stone monuments in the world. About twenty of us set off by coach at 2am to arrive at the site well before daylight. As we approached in the darkness, we could hear the haunting rhythm and vibration of the Druid drums.

Once inside the site, the atmosphere was mesmerizing - people were dancing, laughing and chatting and the mood was amiable as we crammed into the circle of the stones awaiting sunrise. It was daylight approximately 45 minutes before the Sun actually came into view but, when the moment arrived and the Sun's disc appeared over the horizon, the thunder of applause and cheers was awesome and you felt like you had just witnessed something truly magical and mystical.

You can download more information about this ancient site at the Royal Astronomical Society's website at

AA Conference 2019 - Date for Your Diary!

Next year's conference will be held at Wyboston Lakes (near Cambridge) between the 13th - 16th June 2019.

We will again be offering a choice of a two-day conference or a three-day conference with the choice of workshops on the Friday.

Speakers confirmed are Jessica Adams, Bernadette Brady, Chris Brennan, Petros Eleftheriadis, Jean Elliot, Sue Farebrother, Smiljana Gavrancic, Stephanie James, Hakan Kirkoglu, Lee Lehman, Rick Levine, Grazia Mirti, Laura Nalbandian, Garry Phillipson, Melanie Reinhart, Yvonne Smith-Tarnas, Deborah Thewliss, Sue Tompkins, Alexander Graf von Schlieffen and many more..

More information and booking details will be posted in our September issue of In the Loop

Charles Harvey Award Winner

Jane Ridder-Patrick This year, the Charles Harvey award for exceptional service to Astrology, was won by Jane Ridder-Patrick. Jane is a pharmacist, naturopath, herbalist, psychotherapist and historian. She writes, consults and lectures on astrology, in the UK and internationally, and has a practice in Edinburgh where she also teaches. Her best known publication is A Handbook of Medical Astrology.

You can download her fascinating talk at this year's Conference entitled 'The Body speaks its Mind' here.

Angela Cornish

In The Loop Editor